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PAY YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET

IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COME TO COURT, YOUR FIRST APPEARANCE WILL BE BY ZOOM.  PLEASE GO TO VIRTUAL COURT SECTION OF THE WEBSITE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.  TRAFFIC CASES ARE HELD ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.

TRAFFIC TICKETS

You received a traffic ticket from a Northglenn Police Officer.  Within a couple days, you will be sent paperwork from the Municipal Court at the address on your ticket with additional information.  Should your address be different than what is on your ticket, please contact the Court immediately at court@northglenn.org, or at 303-450-8701. 

IF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COME TO COURT, READ NEXT SECTION

Depending on what you were cited for, you may be able to pay the ticket without coming to Court.  This will be notated on the ticket.   If you decide to pay the ticket without coming to Court, you understand and waive all the rights that are indicated on your summons and complaint.  If this is a traffic offense, you understand that points will be assessed against your driver’s license.  You understand that payment of the fine means you are pleading guilty to the charge(s) on your summons and complaint. 

You can make your payment either at the Courthouse, in our 24-hour drop box outside the Northglenn Justice Center, or online.  You can call 877-685-4497 and make your payment over the phone if you have your case number, Court date, and exact amount on the ticket.  If you pay online or over the phone, a $9.95 convenience fee will apply.

If you would like more information on fines for traffic cases, please read the Fine Schedule for Northglenn Municipal Court.

If you would like to plead not guilty, or explain your guilty plea, you must appear virtually before the Judge on the Court Date on your ticket.  Please visit the Virtual Court page of our website for more information about your day in Court.  On our Virtual Court page, there is a video advisement by the Judge and you will have an opportunity to discuss your case with the Prosecutor. 


NO PROOF OF INSURANCE CHARGES
If you were insured on the date and time you received your ticket, this charge may be dismissed by the Prosecuting Attorney if you can provide appropriate documentation of insurance.

You must provide a letter from your insurance company which states specifically that you were insured on the date and time of the ticket while driving the vehicle you were operating when you were ticketed.  The Letter MUST be on insurance company letterhead and signed by an agent or representative of the company.  INSURANCE CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

If you were operating a vehicle that is owned by someone other than yourself, the letter must be from the vehicle owner's insurance company.  This letter must specifically state that the vehicle that you were operating when you received the ticket was insured on the date and time you received the ticket.  This letter must also state that you had permission from the owner of the vehicle to operate the vehicle or that you were not an excluded driver on the policy at the time you were ticketed.

It is your responsibility to bring, mail, fax or email your proof of insurance to Court prior to your appearance date.  Please follow up with a phone call to ensure it was received.  If you did not have insurance when you were pulled over please be prepared to provide proof of current insurance to the Court.

UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AND TRAFFIC TICKETS
If you were cited for a traffic ticket and are under the age of 18, you will need to appear in-person for Court.  Paperwork will be sent to the address on your ticket for further instructions.  You must also ring a parent or legal guardian with you to any hearing required for your ticket.  Failure to appear on the date and time stated above may result in the issuance of a Bench Warrant for your arrest and you could be subjected to the imposition of additional sanctions such as additional fees, referral to collections, points assessed against your driving record and/or incarceration.

TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL TICKETS
If you were cited for a traffic violation AND a criminal violation on one ticket, this is a mandatory appearance for Court.  Please follow the directions on your ticket and the paperwork sent to your address listed on the ticket.  Failure to appear on the date and time stated above may result in the issuance of a Bench Warrant for your arrest and you could be subjected to the imposition of additional sanctions such as additional fees, points assessed against your driving record, a referral to collections, and/or incarceration.